Statement

 

 

I am interested in the event of painting.  The informative process which unfolds as a painting  evolves, is a constant curiosity.  My intention is to let go of formulations and ideologies in order to gain access to work that is inspired by, and reflecting, the aliveness of nature. Properties of paint, color, mark making, and their relationships direct me in the process; each layer of additional color and shape brings new interactions. As these relationships expand, each painting develops in its own direction. 

I am awed by the raw beauty, the drama, and the silence of untamed places. Since I am an inseparable part of this British Columbia landscape, these majestic mountains are a vital part of my work.

 

 

The essence of my painting is a play between understanding and the discomfort of not understanding.  It is in that place of the unknowable that I find the aliveness of painting.

Perhaps a limiting construct; this "seeking to understand".  Perhaps a desperate act. Perhaps that's important.  Painting continues to pose questions, and answers give way to more questions...

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